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RE: server side images for geographic mapping data

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 22:48:10 -0500 (EST)
To: "Schuur, Shawn M" <schuurs@pluto.dsu.edu>
cc: "'Robert Neff '" <rneff@bbnow.net>, "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org '" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0101192247500.23229-100000@tux.w3.org>
This allows people to get the maps, but doesn't give them access to the
information taht is in them...

Cheers

Charles McCN

On Thu, 18 Jan 2001, Schuur, Shawn M wrote:

  We have a customer services center that can be used to order any products
  over the phoneline, email or fax or through the website.

  -Shawn Schuur



  -----Original Message-----
  From: Robert Neff
  To: Schuur, Shawn M; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
  Sent: 1/18/01 11:09 AM
  Subject: RE: server side images for geographic mapping data

  Is there a call center or help line (phone or email) where people could
  call
  in for information?

   -----Original Message-----
  From: 	w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]  On
  Behalf Of Schuur, Shawn M
  Sent:	Thursday, January 18, 2001 10:16 AM
  To:	'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'
  Subject:	server side images for geographic mapping data

  Hi, I work for the USGS at EROS Data Center.

  We have a huge problem and I was looking for some feedback on what to do
  for
  accessibility and Section 508.

  We are a satellite and aerial photography organization that generates
  our
  online maps through server-side maps that are dynamically created via a
  map
  server based on latitude and longitude.

  Obviously a blind user would not be able to see the map or know what
  they
  were clicking on and keyboard strokes are limited for navigation.  We do
  have alternative searching mechanisms such as searching by a place name
  or
  by typing in the coordinates but is necessary for the map server to
  dynamically map out the chosen coordinates.

  What do we need to do to make it accessible?

  http://edcsns17.cr.usgs.gov/EarthExplorer/

  http://edc.usgs.gov/Webglis/glisbin/finder_main.pl?dataset_name=MAPS_LAR
  GE

  http://edc.usgs.gov/doc/edchome/ndcdb/ndcdb.html

  Thank you,
  Shawn Schuur
  EROS Data Center
  (605)594-2776


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